Community Partners for Affordable Housing (CPAH) will redevelop the Portland Value Inn, located in the West Portland Park neighborhood, to create a 77-unit multifamily redevelopment targeting families.
The Portland Value Inn, owned by Metro and currently used as a shelter by the Joint Office of Homeless Services (JOHS), will be demolished and the site redeveloped into a new four-story, wood frame building. The site is conveniently located within walking distance of high frequency bus lines, parks, schools, and the library. At completion, the project will create a total of 77 units, which include 50 family-sized units (at least two bedrooms), 39 units affordable to households with incomes at 30% AMI or below, and 15 Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) units. The Portland Value Inn redevelopment will support historically and presently marginalized community members who are at risk of housing instability, families who are formerly homeless, and intergenerational families who want to live near or with each other, with an emphasis on BIPOC community members who are at risk of displacement because of gentrification. In response to local community feedback, CPAH will provide a community room with kitchen, a second flexible community space, lending library, computer stations, and flexible outdoor space with dwarf fruit trees to provide shade and nourishment. Resident Services will be provided by Humanity Assistance Kindness Interculturalism Community Services (HAKI) and CPAH, while Urban League of Portland will provide culturally specific supportive services.
The design of the property is trauma-informed, universally accessible, and sustainable. Funding sources for the residential project include Metro Bond funds, project-based vouchers from Home Forward, and service funding for the Supportive Housing units from JOHS.
|Location||West Portland Park|
AMI = Area Median Income
Estimated Development Cost
|Portland Housing Bureau||$11,550,000|
- Community Partners for Affordable Housing, Sponsor / Developer
- LRS Architects, Architect
- O’Neill Walsh Community Builders, General Contractor
- HAKI Community Organization and Urban League of Portland, Service Partner